EA Debuts MicroBot, the Cure to the Common Arcade Shooter
The Battle Inside the Human Body Begins Now on Xbox Live Arcade,
Coming This Week to PlayStation Network
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Your MicroBot is ready for injection! Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS)
today announced that MicroBot, a unique gameplay experience
taking players inside the human body, is now available on Xbox® Live
Arcade for 800 Microsoft Points ($10) and coming Jan. 4 on PlayStation®
Network ($10). The new arcade-style shooter, created in collaboration
with acclaimed development studio Naked Sky Entertainment, challenges
gamers to control a microscopic ship—a MicroBot—on a mission to destroy
a biotechnological infestation.
In MicroBot, players battle malicious enemies as they travel
through the bloodstream, bones, lungs and brain. The rhythms and fluids
of the human body create a dynamic environment that affects movement and
gameplay, providing both combat advantages and additional hazards to
overcome. As players eradicate the biotechnological infestation, they
will harvest data fragments which allow them to unlock over 20 pieces of
upgradable microtechnology. Using this newly acquired technology,
players can strategically customize their MicroBot; with millions of
possible configurations, players can build a MicroBot to suit any style
"When we set out to create MicroBot, we wanted to ensure it
provided a unique gameplay experience setting it apart from other
offerings in the digital download marketplace," said Jason Haber of
Electronic Arts. "By taking players inside a place they have rarely
visited before — the human body — and giving gamers endless
customization options, we made a game that lives up to that vision and,
most importantly, provides an addictive gameplay experience for anyone
who plays games on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network."
Players can take on the infection solo or together by teaming up in a
cooperative drop-in/drop-out multiplayer experience. Not only will
players battle side-by-side, but they can also upgrade their MicroBots
simultaneously in the innovative co-op editor, where they work together
to create the ultimate MicroBot team. Finally, in addition to the Story
Mode, MicroBot also features an exciting Challenge Mode, where
either one or two players can see how long they can survive the battle
using just one ship configuration.
Consumers can keep up-to-date on the latest MicroBot developments
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is
a leading global interactive entertainment software company. Founded in
1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive
software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless
devices and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under
four brand names: EA SPORTS™, EA™, EA Mobile™ and POGO™. In fiscal 2010,
EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.7 billion and had 27 titles that sold
more than one million units. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com.
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